(n.) One who makes a business of lending money on the security of personal property pledged or deposited in his keeping.
(1) While the opening tranche of "tales" derive from the work of forgotten contemporary humorists, the pieces of London reportage that he began to contribute to the Morning Chronicle in autumn 1834 ("Gin Shops", "Shabby-Genteel People", "The Pawnbroker's Shop") are like nothing else in pre-Victorian journalism: bantering and hard-headed by turns, hectic and profuse, falling over themselves to convey every last detail of the metropolitan front-line from which Dickens sent back his dispatches.
(2) Higher risk firms include payday lenders, pawnbrokers, credit reference agencies and debt collectors.
(3) Parts of Britain have boarded-up high streets, pawnbrokers and food banks, he will say, describing "a Britain of stratospheric inequality, hopes denied for millions of our young people.
(4) Pawnbrokers and debt collectors also face close scrutiny.
(5) As he itemises the contents of the pawnbroker's shop ("a few old China cups; some modern vases, adorned with paltry paintings of three Spanish cavaliers playing three Spanish guitars; or a party of boors carousing: each boor with one leg painfully elevated in the air by way of expressing his perfect freedom and gaiety …") you sense that Dickens barely knows how to stop.
(6) Mumsnet chief executive Justine Roberts said: "Few of us can claim that we've never resorted to short-term debt in one form or another, but this pawnbroking promotional campaign risks exploiting the genuine anxiety of cash-strapped parents that we frequently see shared on the Mumsnet forums."
(7) In its 2012 annual report the Church says its "new policy on high interest rate lending extends the exclusion on investment in doorstep lending companies to cover companies engaged in payday loans and pawnbroking."
(8) Pawnbrokers Pawnbrokers are loath to crow about recession, but there is no doubt that all current economic trends are in their favour.
(9) Estates Gazette now says that was inaccurate, and that what its data does show is that leases for premises in its "negative clusters" category (which include bookies, pawnbrokers and charity shops) accounted for 9.1% of all high street property deals signed between July 2012 and June 2013, up from 4.1% of those signed in the 12 months to June 2008.
(10) Last week a "back to school" advertising campaign by a pawnbroker offering help with educational expenses was criticised as playing on the fears of anxious parents .
(11) There are eight payday loan shops, pawnbrokers and cheque cashers nestled between the pound shops and the hire purchase store, Brighthouse, and they all seem to be doing brisk business.
(12) Inside the Walnuts shopping centre in Orpington, Kent, the UK's largest pawnbroker, Harvey & Thompson, has situated one of its fleet of 60 purchasing carts (or "Gold Bars") to pick up bits and pieces from the passing trade.
(13) "I bought him Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment because I think that he needs to read about Raskolnikov killing the old woman pawnbroker," Kucherena said.
(14) Guolee is a parolee who served time for intimidating a witness and giving a pawnbroker false information, among other charges, court records show.
(15) Errol Damelin, chief executive of Wonga, is keen to portray his online, high-cost lending operation as a dynamic internet startup doing Britain a service – a far cry from the grubby payday lenders and pawnbrokers that now blight our high streets ( Wonga boss seeks due credit , 13 May).
(16) Elsewhere, pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond issued a profit warning, sending shares down 14.5p, or 5.3%, to 261.5p.
(17) The only thing that is holding back really spectacular growth is the image of pawnbrokers.
(18) Croydon is not one of London's poorest boroughs but it has pockets of extreme poverty and its town centre has boarded-up shops, a branch of pawnbroker Albermarle & Bond and other signs of austerity UK.
(19) Shops hit ranged from pawnbrokers and cobblers to a travel agent.
(20) However, these rates were still far lower than those from jewellers and pawnbrokers.
(imp. & p. p.) of Redeem
(1) According to recent knowledge the offer of informations which smaller for the routine form of the ECG-evaluation may be extensively redeemed by the calculation of vectorial sizes, which presumes the machine evaluation of the ECG.
(2) Abbado sees this as meaning that music is both destroyed and redeemed by its temporality: it exists and is extinguished in a moment, but has the endless possibility of being created anew in time.
(3) She's not a particularly religious person but when she had been restored to life on that hospital table she felt she would have a chance to redeem some of the mistakes she had made.
(4) After savaging the childcare support available to poorer working parents through tax credits in 2011, the coalition last year sought to redeem itself with a first draft of the new subsidy scheme, which created some winners up the scale, but left many more vulnerable part-time workers better off not working at all.
(5) Where we revere and anthropomorphise such brutal predators as sharks, tigers and bears, we view these tiny ectoparasites as worthless, an evolutionary accident with no redeeming or adorable characteristics.
(6) There will be two added minutes for Argentina to redeem themselves.
(7) 2.28am GMT 15 mins Saborio seeks to redeem himself with a spot of helpful cheating, completely failing to take his distance at a Galaxy free-kick and somehow getting away with it - blocking the set piece near half-way and launching an RSL counter that concludes with Kyle Beckerman thundering a shot towards goal from the edge of the box.
(8) The Bank has been raising concerns about the potential liquidity risk in the financial system for some time but will now ask fund managers how they would handle a deluge of requests from investors to redeem their cash.
(9) Hart could only redeem himself by saving from Ibrahimovic and he did, diving low to his right to beat the ball out, and here was one blow made against the No10.
(10) She had a robust attitude when I grilled her on Lonely Planet's advice against walking up Corcovado to the Christ the Redeemer statue.
(11) Juventus 1-3 Barcelona | Champions League final match report Read more He redeemed himself soon after with a lunging challenge to break up another attack but Juventus overall looked rattled.
(12) It recalls the heyday of conscious or socially redeeming rap and will be hailed as a restorative for those resistant to recent hip-hop developments.
(13) Yet there is Samantha, bawdy as the Wife of Bath, always cheerfully horny and materialistic, utterly without Calvinic redeeming qualities, living at last with her devoted younger boy toy in LA in the Sex and the City movie – finally leaving him because she is just not cut out to mix her driving, unmediated sexual energy with commitment.
(14) "Gervinho will be redeemed when he can do it on a cold, rainy night in Stoke!"
(15) It wasn't divine inspiration – I didn't get a tap on the shoulder saying: "Now is the time to give up and redeem yourself" – I just started falling out of love with it.
(16) What else, after all, would be the redeeming feature of a joke like "What's worse than finding a worm in your apple?
(17) "In spirit and blood we will redeem you, O Bahrain ."
(18) And a war loan dating from the first world war was finally redeemed earlier this year!
(19) That miss allowed Kolarov to redeem himself by sending in the corner that Touré volleyed past Gomes at the near post, before Agüero sent the travelling fans into ecstasy, expertly heading in Bacary Sagna’s cross.
(20) Putin said: "I hope you redeem yourself in other areas."